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Snopes

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Mahonri, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Interesting for those who "think" snopes is the bottom line on Internet e-mails.

    SNOPES

    Snopes has been under fire for the last couple of years for several blatent
    errors on their part, this link is to a story about the research into who is
    behind snopes.

    Check this out

    Snopes.com apparently is a Scam
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Thanks for sharing that Mahonri. I quit looking at snopes a while because of just a gut feeling and how things we seeming to be slanted one way. I quess I wasnt as far off as I thought. [​IMG]
     
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    I prefer factcheck.org. [​IMG]
     
  4. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2008
    New Hampshire
    omg I remember that aspertaime thing. I thought I was being weird after reading that there was no way it could cause an allergic reaction.

    The last time it happened I went to the ER and yes definately I am allergic to aspertaime, I still gag at the thought of waking up with that stupid breathing tube in my throat ewwww.
     
  5. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    Yeah. I know several people who reference Snopes like it's the Bible.


    Personally, I never trusted it. I rarely checked it. [​IMG]
     
  6. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    While I believe you should never take anything on the internet as the be-all-end-all of any given subject... I wonder why that article felt the need to point out that the people running snopes are Jewish. I can see why you would point out their political slant... but the first thing that was said about them is that they are Jewish, then it goes on to say that they are liberals. I find that odd.
     
  7. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    Quote:What she said.
     
  8. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Speaking of "slant," bias on that "fourwinds" website much? Wow.

    Like The Chicken Lady, I do like factcheck.org. I like to SEE citations of source material, and be able to follow those up on my own to see if I arrive at the same conclusions.

    Don't let someone else--ANYONE else--do your thinking for you.
     
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

  10. curliet

    curliet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    factcheck is strictly political stuff, and half the time on truthorfiction I get page not found. So, maybe I'll stick with snopes for the time being.
     

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